“I’m fragile. I feel Pain. I hurt. I open my eyes. I create. I conquer. I hold the power
I’m a thinker. I create victory. I do not give up. I feel no fear. I fear no man.
I’m an athlete, a warrior, an artist”
Let’s take a look at the successes an failures of my 8 March resolutions and then set up the tone for the next phase of the Happiness Project.
Promote the blog
I feel I did very well exposing certain parts of my life that I normally would keep hidden from those around me. I got a lot of kind responses. Some said that it took a lot of courage, it was inspiring, or entertaining. All those words made me feel great. Connected the blog with a lot of other social media sites like Google +, Tumblr, and Twitter. Those are still in their beta stage. I even connected it with my LinkedIn Page just in case there were any publishers out there…wink wink. Yea right. I disconnected that shit after I saw my boss had viewed my profile…cool feature on LinkedIn, and the referenced it in a subtle way. No way TOO AWKWARD. Like I said earlier in the month, I played around with the functionality of the site. Learning about categories and tags and eventually getting some “likes” from other bloggers when I touched on their subjects. Like “wanderlust” and “autism” and “motivation”
At the end of the month. The blog represents a process of a project. And I have much more progress to make. But I am very proud of some of its content.
Keep the Resolution Chart
Gretchen kept a ‘Resolution Chart” for all her resolutions. Just a simple spread sheet where she have herself a “check” for a successful resolution and an “x” for a failure for each day of the month. I have myself a HUGE X on this one. I started out fine but I found it not very meaningful to do. I knew if I did it or not. Plus I wrote about it. There is a certain level of accountability when those around you know what you said you were going to do. Another reason I shared it on FB.
Take a Day off
March was a rough month to commit to taking a fully unplugged day off each week. Since I only have 5 days out of the restaurant for the entire calendar month. But I did manage 2 days off one week and 1 day off in the following weeks. This past weekend I was able achieve touchdown. I didn’t think about work at all. I didn’t talk to my managers. I didn’t check the online manager log. I didn’t connect to the email server. And it felt like victory.